Introduction to the centers for disease control and prevention and the healthcare infection control practices advisory committee guideline for the prevention of surgical site infections

Joseph S. Solomkin, John Mazuski, Joan C. Blanchard, Kamal M.F. Itani, Philip Ricks, E. Patchen Dellinger, George Allen, Rachel Kelz, Caroline E. Reinke, Sandra I. Berríos-Torres

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Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common type of health-care-associated infection (HAI) and adds considerably to the individual, social, and economic costs of surgical treatment. This document serves to introduce the updated Guideline for the Prevention of SSI from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). The Core section of the guideline addresses issues relevant to multiple surgical specialties and procedures. The second procedure-specific section focuses on a high-volume, high-burden procedure: Prosthetic joint arthroplasty. While many elements of the 1999 guideline remain current, others warrant updating to incorporate new knowledge and changes in the patient population, operative techniques, emerging pathogens, and guideline development methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-393
Number of pages9
JournalSurgical infections
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • infection
  • prevention
  • surgical site infection

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